Francofordiense emporium,

Estienne (Henri)

Francofordiense emporium,

sive Francofordienses nundinae: quàm varia mercium genera in hoc emporio prostent, pagina septima indicabit.

Description: FIRST EDITION, woodcut printer's device on title, some slight browning first and last few leaves, a little damp-staining, tiny piece missing from top outer corner of first leaf, pp. [viii], 31, 120, small 8vo, modern limp vellum, in a cloth slipcase, BM duplicate with stamps to verso of title-page (showing through), sold in 1818, and to foot of last page, book label of H.P. Kraus

Publication Details: Geneva: Henri Estienne, 1574

Notes: A famous little book. 'The work consists of praise of the city [of Frankfurt] and its famous Fair, which offered to the civilized world such precious riches, of which books were only one category - in fact, though the volume is traditionally known as Estienne's "Frankfurt Book Fair", the Latin title more properly translates simply as the "Frankfurt Fair." Estienne enumerates and describes the other kinds of merchandise offered for sale: horses, arms, wines, food, spices, clothing, earthenware, metalware, &c. After a section on books and literature, he ends with general praise of Germany, espec...more

Bibliography: (Adams S 1768; Renouard, Estienne 141, 2 ('assez rare'); Schreiber, The Estiennes 189; Simon, Bibl. Bacchica 235)

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Price: £7,500

Subject: History

Published Date: 1574

Stock Number: 60197

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